Year 6 students had chosen Therapy Dogs Nationwide as one of their main charities to raise money for and have donated £270 raised through their business enterprise scheme.
All school pupils had the opportunity to meet some of the dogs and learn about what excellent work the dogs do by visiting a range of establishments including retirement homes, nursing homes, hospices and prisons.
It has been shown that the visits provided by therapy dogs can be extremely beneficial and have a positive impact upon people’s wellbeing.
Headteacher at The Firs School, Lucy Davies, said: “The children very much enjoyed meeting some of the dogs - Spartacus the retriever, Anton the poodle and Bramble the schnauzer.
“Their handlers talked to the children about the great work the charity undertakes and asked anyone with a good natured dog to look at their website and consider registering their dog for training. It sounds like lots of Firs pets will be volunteered!”